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. myers. i promise you. stay with cnn for the latest on what's happening tonight in japan. coming up tonight at 10:00 eastern, i'll be watching, hope you will as well. anderson cooper hosting a special edition of "a c360" live from japan. now to my colleague wolf blitzer in paris traveling with secretary of state hillary clinton leading up to "the situation room." wolf? >>> prook, thanks very much. happening now, we're following breaking news. a new reactor breakdown adds to fears of a nuclear disaster in japan. u.n. experts insist there's no sign of a meltdown right now, but over the past few hours we've seen another explosion, a radiation spike and almost constant danger. it's 6:00 a.m. tuesday morning in japan, and rescuers are racing against time. we're with the crews searching for survivors and bodies. over three days after that monster quake and tsunami, and the other major story we're following right now. libyan rebels, they are retreating. they are being defeated in some key towns. we're keeping the spotlight on moammar gadhafi's brutal fight to hold on to power. i'm in pair
with keep our dear friend in japan in your thoughts and prayers. that is the u.s. military in hawaii. we work closely with them on a number of stories. they put those thoughts and prayers out to close allies in japan, you can guarantee a plan is being put in place to help with search and rescue and support of any type. the good news is all of our elements, installations and men and women are accounted for in japan, which means they can go forward and be very aggressive in helping our allies as they deal with this horrible tragedy. god forbid they have to help us too depending on what happens in hawaii or the west coast in the u.s. >> it is a minute past the top of the hour, probably time to update folks who are tuning in. a powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast of japan sweeping away cars, homes and people. widespread fires are burning along the coastline. there's a report that at least 17 or dead, but surely that number will go up and it will go up considerably, shaourg into the hundreds. the magnitude 8.9 quake was foll
crowley in washington. stay tuned to cnn for much more coverage of the disaster in japan. up next, "fareed zakaria gps." >> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world? i'm fareed zakaria. i'll give you my take on the tragic devastation in japan. but first, here is the latest. the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. japan's prime minister says his country is grappling with its worst crisis since world war ii. it's a race against time for rescue workers. the official death toll now stands at more than 1,200. but it will rise. one regional official says the deaths in his area alone were undoubtedly in the tens of thousands. 200,000 people living near a nuclear power plant in fukushima have been evacuated. there was explosion in a reactor yet and there are fears that there he will will be another explosion at a different reactor at the same plant. the world is trying to help out. the u.s.s. ronald reagan arrived off the coast on sunday and made dozens of trips delivering aid. meanwhile, more video is emerging of the sheer scale
>> 1:00 a.m. tomorrow in japan. back live in japan and the entire world continue to deal with the emic disaster. shock waves are everywhere. new tsunami have been renewed after stronger after shocks. it is forcing people to leave and seek emergency shelter. a million people have no water or power. air travel to and from japan is a mess. tonight, the airport has been swamped and for the most part all but closed. major airports are hoped even though there are hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. things are happening in wisconsin. it could be high up in the head lines if not for the tragedy. union and supporters are garey -ing up for the biggest protest rally yet. we'll take you there when it kicks off. there could be 100,000's that protest the crack down on the unions signed by law. breaking news on japan first and reports at this hour that that nuclear accident in japan that crippled two power plants is serious that country's officials and not the magnitude of three mile island of this country in 1979 or chernobyl in 1986. cooling water is pumped in the existing fa
're not sure exactly what's happening right now at a crippled nuclear plant in japan but it looks like things are getting a lot worse. >> reporter: cal state orders all of the students study in japan to come home. how the uc policy differs drastically. that and more. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> there's some rain showers coming down. let's get right to steve. >>> well, it's ended now. it's more drizzly, light rain. there's not a lot going on. the computer shows the system moving through. there will be drier air coming in behind that. we're not done yet. there is a little bit of rain towards the east bay but everything seems to be falling apart. towards the south bay there's been light showers, back to the mountains. peninsula, things are on dry side. as we go out wide, you can see there's nothing out in the north bay. >> the roads are wet. so sal has an update on that. >>> this is on the border of orinda and la fayette. this has traffic backed up all the way out to walnut creek. that's a good long way. it's backed up past the ha
>>> the worst earthquake in a century rocks japan. >>> a voluntary evacuation is in place. we'll have more from pacific ca coming up. >> the san francisco police department has closed part of ag the public to stay away from that area. >> and the great grandparents of a bay area man believed they would be reliving an event. >>> welcome, i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. we're following a tsunami. it's moving as fast as a jetliner. a 23-foot tsunami was triggered by that massive 8.9 magnitude quake. a smaller one hit hawaii two hours ago. there's a tsunami warning along the pacific coast, including the bay area where it is expected to hit at 8:08. 300 bodies have been down in the coastal city of san die. 349 are missing. >> this ca trass trophy in japan is having a warning on us in the bay area. a tsunami warning has been issued for the entire area. we have team coverage. we go to sfo where a flight from japan is scheduled to and shortly. first, let's go to ktvu's jade hernandez in pacifica. you have information about the schools. >> reporter: pacifica schools have been shut
noticeable, has yet to be seen. >> japan's east coast, hit with a 23-foot tsunami, shortly after the quake struck. police along the country's northeast coast, report finding the bodies of two to three hundred people, japan railways working to find a missing passenger train. while the government reports the giant wave swept away a ship, carrying about 100 people. >> unfortunately we expect to get more reports like those, 8.9 magnitude quake is japan's worst on record as we say, one of the worst in world history. and rocked cities hundreds of miles from epicenter an spawned dozens and dozens, as we hear it of aftershocks. >> look at one of japan's three nuke we're power plants, that are having some problems right now, the worst in the city of onahana where police ordered evacuations where a fire disabled a cooling system there. no reports of radiation leaking, secretary of state hillary clinton says the u.s. is sending coolant. >> there are fires as well, though, burning across the region with several major explosions, and japanese oil an chemical plants, you are looking at one over the oil
, we'll bring that to you live. in japan today here, the focus really is on this number 3 reactor. that is where we saw the video. you see it here of these helicopters dropping water. sea water in this attempt to cool it off and prevent a possible meltdown. tokyo electric or tepco is in this desperate rush to build a power line so the fukushima daiichi plant can power up its cooling systems once again. later on in this newscast, i'll be speaking with a man, an american man who was inside one of the facility, actually in a building next to one of the reactors working when the quake hit last friday. >> cracks were opening up on the ground. i looked over at the buildings around me and glass was breaking, lights, sirens, people screaming. >> can you imagine? he's a software engineer there for a couple weeks working on the power plant's computers. he has not spoken to cn nyet. but he will on this tram. we will also check in with our team in tokyo where shrinking supplies of food and gases are a growing concern. >>> a lot of ground to cover here. right off the bat, i want to show you so
we are approaching 9:00 a.m. across japan and we're expecting official word from the japanese leadership. and brand new account from north and east of the country. we'll be back at 7:00 eastern time, 6:00 central for the fox report. right now it's "special report" with my man bret baier with politics, fair and balanced. >> bret: a massive earthquake strikes japan. how is the u.s. responding? now there are concerns about nuclear power plants there. president obama says the noose is tightening around muammar gaddafi but events may suggest otherwise. saudi day of rage, did it materialize? live from the studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. the u.s. and the rest of the world are mobilizing tonight to assist japan, following a massive earthquake and tsunami early this morning. the magnitude 8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot tsunami. hundreds are believed dead and that number could rise. japan says the power inside the nuclear plant is 1,000 times than the normal level. they lost control over pressure in reactors. waves hit hawaii and the
nuclear power plant in japan. we have a live report from japan next. >>> pretty good rain yesterday afternoon evening especially in the north bay. are we about done with this system now? what we can expect in the next couple of days. >>> a majority university is telling its exchange students to get out of japan. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us it's wednesday march 16th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> thank you very much. about an inch to two inches plus in the north bay yesterday. what is left now is a lot of cloud cover. highs today will be cooler. we have upper 50s and low 60s. about another half hour we will have cloudy skies. expect cooler temperatures today and we will talk about the upcoming weekend. here is sal. >>> steve, on the roads it's a little bit wet. as you mixed the south -- as you mentioned the south bay is not getting much rain. it is pretty quiet there. on the sunol grade we have people that is slowing down. let's go back to the desk. >>> thank you. in
york. the president is expected to make a statement about japan at 3:30 eastern time as japan grapples with a nuclear crisis and the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami there. the latest, the death toll stands at 5,429. nearly 10,000 people still missing. at the pufukushima nuclear plan desperate attempts to cool the reactor but these efforts are having limited impact. and the danger of radiation has delayed efforts to permanently restore water to the pumps to cool the reactor. power may not be up and rung until tomorrow at the earliest. the spnk giving military families the okay to leave major u.s. bases across japan. that order covers more than 40,000 people there. in addition, the u.s. is sending potassium iodide into the country in case people want to use it. and as a precaution, homeland secretary janet napolitano says all passengers and cargo from japan will now be screened for radiation in an abundance of caution. let's get to the white house briefing now. press secretary jay carney joined by gregory jaczko of the nuclear regulatory commission in this country. let's listen.
>> jamie: at this hour we are getting word from japan there could be a third nuclear plant in trouble there. sources are saying that the american committee in japan is reporting update that the plan may have similar plants to explosion from yesterday, partial meltdown. keep it on fox. we'll send it to washington now have a good day. >> shannon: i'm shannon bream live in washington. we begin america's news headquarters with the fox news alert. japan is reeling from what he is calling the worst crisis since world war ii. the threat of nuclear disaster is growing as they try to avert multiple meltdown in nuclear reactors. thousands are dead from the earthquake and the tsunami it caused and more than a million people are without food, clean water and electricity. we have team coverage from the epicenter of thedy sast to the u.s. greg, what is the latest? >> a cold dark night here in the fishing village and the folks probably went to bed thinking of what the prime minister had to say. he told them it would take determination to get them through this. just up the coast, the nucle
the steps some bay area universities are now taking to protect their students studying in japan. that's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us it's wednesday, march 16th i'm pam cook. let's check in with steve paulson. >> we do have cloudy skies. light rain tapering off as the rain is moving through. steady rain in the north bay. you can see it's sliding south, but there is not much of a break in the cloud cover. look for lows in the 50s with decreasing raining. >>> highway 24 lafayette looking pretty good heading up to the tunnel this morning. it's wet as we have been mentioning. also this morning's commute will be okay in oakland but the rain has just moved through here as well. let's go back to the desk. >>> we begin this morning in the situation in japan where they are desperately they are trying to prevent a meltdown at the nuclear power plant. helicopters have been sent in to dump water on the plant's reactors in an effort to cool them down. for a time today the 180 workers remaining at the plant had to leave after a serge in radiation le
>>> also, new nuclear concerns in japan that there is a direct connection to the u.s. navy. >>> it's been an anxious morning for some b.a.r.t. comcommuters -- commuters. >>> right now, hundreds of bay area community college students and their supporters are heading north to the state's capitol. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, march 14th. >>> just hours ago, b.a.r.t. took -- took care of one problem. >> sal has more on the coverage. >> what happened? >> the system is running well. allie rasmus has more. >> reporter: well, right now, there are delays of trains coming in san francisco. at the concord station. that brought the strain line and traffic to a complete standstill. news chopper 2 was overhead when it happened. b.a.r.t. officials still don't know why that derailment happened. crews worked overnight to remove the derailed tank -- train. at 4:00 a.m. this morning, the work was complete and selves was restored. back out here live, there were delays. when we talked to commuters this morning, they are re
>>> a new danger this morning threatening survivors of last week's earthquake and tsunami in japan. more damage at a nuclear power plant leaking radioactivity into surrounding areas. this morn, government official are saying it is must to impact human health. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> good morning. thank you for being with us early on this tuesday morning and for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. the latest out of japan this morning. dangerously high levels of radiation are leaking from a nuclear power plant in northeastern japan following an explosion and fire today. the plant was already damaged following last week's earthquake and tsunami. 140,000 people living near the fukushima dai-ichi planted are being told to stay indoors because of the risk of radiation exposure and officials say there is a risk of more leaks. as fears of nuclear fall outrise, japan's nikkei is falling sharply. more than 2,400 people are confirmed dead, killed in the quake and tsunami. officials say tens of thousands of people may have been swep
>>> good morning, tsunami warnings blanket the pacific and the death toll is climbing in japan after that devastating 8.9 earthquake and tsunami. we received this video moments ago. >>> a voluntary evacuation is in place. that is according to san mateo county office emergency management. we have a live report along the coast in pacifica. >>> good morning, to you welcome to friday it's march 11th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. we want to go to our top story. the quake and tsunami in japan. it's effecting direct impact on the bay area this morning. emergency crews are now shutting down some bay area beaches and roads and up and down the coast of california. ktvu jade hernandez is in pacifica this morning with what is going on there. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning, we are at a pier in pacifica. we have been monitoring the water this morning. i spoke with someone art the san mateo office. a voluntary evacuation order is in place. that is west of highway one mainly because of the beaches there. also the voluntary evacuation order is in place for lind mar and hal
's go back to dave and pam. >>> all right. thank you, sal. in japan helicopters are still dumping sea water on the earthquake damaged nuclear plant trying to prevent a meltdown. the helicopter crews can only work about 40 minutes at a time for their own safety to limit radiation exposure. now the head of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission says there's no more water in one of the spent fuel pools at the plant. increasing the chance of widespread nuclear fallout. however, japanese officials deny that that pool is dry. the u.s. government is now chartering airplanes to help evacuate u.s. citizens from japan because of the rising radiation levels. voluntary evacuation to family members of government employees. >>> time now 5:01. scientists here on the west coast are closely watching the movement of the radioactive plume coming from the crippled japanese nuclear reactors. it's expected to hit the illusion islands south of alaska some time today. that plume is then expected to reach southern california late tomorrow. the health experts are emphasizing radiation levels are plunging as th
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. another 1,000 bodies washed up along japan's earthquake and tsunami-ravaged coast, as the nuclear crisis deepens, with a new explosion at an already damaged power plant. ann curry reports live from the region still reeling from the massive disaster today, monday, region still reeling from the massive disaster today, monday, march 14, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> the images continue to haunt us all. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. japan's prime minister calling this the gravest crisis in his country since world war ii. >> the death toll is now estimated at 10,000. that's expected to climb. so far, about 2,800 people are confirmed dead including those 1,000 bodies discovered overnight. meanwhile, 11 workers have been injured during a second hydrogen explosion today at the fukushima nuclear plant and the u.s. military shifted some of the fleet further away from shore after military personnel were exposed to low level radiation. the state department is warning americans
at conditions for you this morning. >>> overnight the nuclear crisis in japan grows more critical. what is being done right now to prevent disaster. >>> and a major announcement on the beta breakers about the future of the race. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> and good morning, thank you for waking up with us it's friday, march 18th i'm pam cook. pretty rainy overnight. is there a storm heading our way? let's check in with steve paulson. >> we do have the leading edge of a system beginning to move in. there are bursts of moderate rain but it will pick up. right now i want to give you a look at the system. we will have moderate rain. real quick let's put this in motion. there are area where is the rain is starting to pick up a little bit especially toward san francisco and the san mateo coast marin county. for an up state of what's going on and conditions on the wind it's claudine wong. >> reporter: good morning, steve. we are over here at four point in san francisco because we know the high surf advisory is coming here today. they are crashing here this morning. sometimes it felt li
countries like japan -- excuse me -- china and india. there is not a lot of overlap in those the use -- those views. you have an opportunity to agree with steve and me to come back where we can -- to come back to where we can get things done. you can make the case in a practical sense of what difference transit and your investment has made in your community, what difference it makes in terms of the fabric of the community, the environment, being able to deal with social equity. you have a case to make. i am proud of what we have done in portland, oregon over the last 30 years. transit made it possible for portland to be the nation's most popular european city. there is a joke about young people going there to retire. but the quality of life is good enough that people feel like they are retiring. we have an opportunity to stress in our downtown, our neighboring community. we give people transportation choices. there has been spectacular re- investment that would not have been possible had it not been for transit. we need you to advocate for what transit means to you now and what it wi
. >>> overwhelmed. rescuers fight aftershocks as they dig for survivors, but the japan death toll is soaring. millions now are facing a fourth night without water, food or heat. and now a radiation alert, a second hydrogen explosion rocks the stricken nuclear plant. japanese official its screen evacuees for radiation, and the u.s. has had to move warships back. >>> meanwhile meltdown fears. a third reactor is losing its cooling capacity. officials say even under the best scenario, this isn't going to end any time soon. it's monday, march 14th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. savannah is on assignment. >>> also this morning, libya, gadhafi's troops tighten their grip renewing calls for a no-fly zone from some rebels. we'll talk to the pentagon's press secretary on the latest on that. >>> then there's politics. another short-term budget deal. 2012ers are target to act more like candidates and the sound bite now heard around the country. let's get to the rundown and we're going to start in japan and the latest on the tragedy there. the prime minister is calling it the country's worst crisis since world w
plant meltdown. northeast japan is reeling in the wake of the catastrophe. also this morning, a new york freeway is the scene of a horrific tour bus accident. at least 13 people are dead. a sober good morning to all of you. i'm alex witt. we're going to bring you more on that bus accident in just a bit. we continue with the disaster in japan. new alarming issues this morning. a japanese government official says there's no increase in radiation around a nuclear power plant after an explosion you're seeing on screen destroyed a building that housed a reactor. at the same time, officials say they fear a meltdown could be possible because two reactors at that plant have lost their cooling abilities. >>> help is on the way. today, the first wave of 50,000 troops began arriving by boats and helicopters to the hardest hit areas. japanese officials now say at least 574 people were killed in the earthquake in tsunami. however, local media reports say at least 1300 people may have died. powerful after shocks continue to shake the region. let's go live once again to tokyo. ian williams is there on
the devastation in japan but the nuclear crisis which gets more and more dire by the hour. toyota losing $73 million a day as a result of their plant closings and they're not the only ones sufficie s suffering . no market hit harder than japan's itself. the nikkei plummeting 16% over the past two days and as barry will point out, more than 20% from its levels prior to this crisis. all of those numbers, the worst they've seen in that country, since 1987 wall street had all sorts of common tear today including those who believe there is further room for weak innocence our markets that have run up over the past couple of years driven by frederal reserv money printing. what happen do investors are the rest of us ultimately anticipate will be effect of all of this? that is the question. joining us, ceo and exquity director. barry it looked like any asset that existed became worse less. oil, gold, everybody become worth less, why? >> the fear trade, the risk-on trade, people have a tendency to panic when they don't know what's going on. you don't know how to discount the impact of a possible nucle
>>> japan's nuclear crisis is literally reaching the boiling point and just 30 minutes ago, there was another powerful aftershock. we're live from tokyo. >>> and good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, march 15. we've been following the developments from japan. just moments ago, a large aftershock hit. jana, you were on the phone with the producer. what did it feel like? >> reporter: well, i was talking with the executive producer, and just completely out of the blue, i started to hear a noise first and the desk was shaking. it's definitely been the largest aftershock that we've felt here so far. there have been at least four, possibly more that have happened, where we felt it in tokyo. but immediately after ward, i turned on the tv and they showed the lamps swaying and things like that. p was definitely a scare. >> it was a 6.2, is that correct? >> reporter: i haven't had a chance to look at it yet. but definitely large. you know, i did want to bring up one thing, earlier in the week, some of the experts were say
might be helping you if you are looking for ways to help the victims in japan. we set up a phone bank this morning to make sure you have an easy way to donate to organizations helping in the recovery efforts in japan. call the number on your screen, 202-895-3307. again the number is 202-895- 3307. we have representatives from the adventist development and relief agency, the baptist world alliance, the salvation army, world vision and the universal relief team. when you call, your organization will go to the charity who answers the phone unless you specify a specific charity. >>> and first let's look at our forecast with tony. >> hi, allison and good morning, everybody. i told you we would have partial sunshine this morning and we do. we will see changing conditions during the course of the day. more clouds later and rainfall too. let's look at hd radar and the rain is a ways away. we have a mix of clouds and sun. sunrise i think occurs at 7:20 this morning. so the rain is not nearby. later on i think we could see a few rain showers develop during the course of the afternoon but the mo
17th. >>> in japan, crews are finishing laying a new cable. it will supply more reliable electricity needed to keep the reactors cool at an earthquake- damaged nuclear plant. restoring electricity to the plant is the best way to avoid a meltdown. nuclears have been overheating since the tsunami knocked out the cooling systems and also destroy thed the -- destroyed the generator. crews were flying missions about 40 minutes each to limit their radiation exposure from the helicopters. >>> meanwhile, the united states has authorized the first evacuations of americans. the state department says chartered planes will be brought in to help private american citizens wishing to leave japan. >>> u.s. citizens are also being urged to defer all nonessential travel to any part of that country because unpredictable wind conditions could spread radioactive contamination. and the u.s. is still telling americans living -- living within 50 miles of the damaged plant to leave the area or at least remain indoors while the japanese government is limiting its warning to people living within 12 miles of th
>>> all right, the united states now advising americans to leave japan and warning those with travel plans to stay away. >>> evacuations have been authorized at issue, the radiation risk and what many fear is not being said about it. >>> also following a developing story here at home. hazmat crews called to a montgomery county neighborhood after the explosion of night. fox 5 morning news -- overnight. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> a take a look from the tower cam over wisconsin avenue this morning, northwest washington on this thursday morning, march 17th. 2011. good morning and happy st. patrick's day. thanks for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve cheveney. >> and i'm sarah simmons, the forecast with tony perkins, we're slap happy. >> that impacts it as well and certainly -- things have been tough so it's nice to look forward to something like the nice happy day. and i think we will have that as far as our weather goes, in fact, i want to start and right to it. the st. patrick's day forecast. yeah. for those of you marking the day and with any
of the week? >>> and japan continues to try to prevent a radioactive catastrophe. among all the bad news a miraculous rescue overnight. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning to you. welcome to tuesday. it's march 15th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. let's get to the weather. quite a bit of rain coming our way. >>> north bay no doubt about it. rain beginning to move in. looks like some rates are moving in. highs upper 50s and low 60s especially towards the north bay where most of this system will interact. you can see right there already starting to slice through heading through the east bay and back towards san francisco. just off the san mateo coast light rain beginning to move in. here's an update on traffic with sal. >>> highway 4 to 242 you can see traffic is pretty -- i wouldn't call it light but it's not stop and go. that's the good part. so far 680 traffic looks good heading south benicia bridge. also 880 in front of the coliseum so far looks good in both directions. 6:01. back to the desk. >>> thank you. japan's prime minister went on tv t
>>> in japan helicopters are still dumping sea water on an earthquake damaged nuclear plant. the other efforts underway to prevent a meltdown. >>> a big chunk of highway 1 has collapsed and tumbled towards the pacific ocean. what crews are saying about how long it will be closed. >> reporter: the waves at mavericks have taken another life this morning. new details about the frantic efforts to pull the surfer from the water. >>> good morning to you. welcome to thursday. it's march 17th. it's st. patrick's day. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. let's check in with steve paulson. how does the weather look today? >>> good morning, pamela, dave, clear skies. patch or two of fog, some clouds to the north but over us right now clear and cold. 30s showing up. something we haven't seen for a while. sunshine for a while and then partly cloudy skies. if you're northward there are a few showers starting to move through. we'll talk about that plus a big change in our weather for friday. now sal with an update on traffic. >>> steve, right now on west
't believe the velocity of the huge stories. first and foremost in japan. >> we start with the latest on the devistration in japan. there is another major exexplosion in fukushima, wrap jap. water levels are far enough allow to partially showing the rods. sparking fears of another melt down. >> and bodies have been found in mlyangi. >> stock tock closed down over there six percent. >> u.s. naval forces are moving away from japan over fears of troops exposed to dangerous radiation particularly on the uss regan. >> rescue relief remains top priority but thousands of people are evacuated near the fukushima nuclear plant. if you look at it. second hydrogen explosion to rock the plant and the massive cloud of smoke is carrying radioactive conitalination and that is a concern for the u.s. naval ship providing humanitarian assistance. that affects uss ronald reagan a hundred miles from the plant. they detected low levels of radiation and prompted the ship to move further out to sea. in fact, the commander of the fleet. vice admiral, reveals that the ships are being temporarily repositioned a
and campbell's cream of chicken soup. campbell's.® it's amazing what soup can do.™ japan's prime minister calling this the worst crisis since world war two. rescue workers searching devastation of four survivors of the earthquake and tsunami hitting japan and growing concerns of the nuclear meltdown. good afternoon and steve. >> 9 dina welcome our viewers across the country and watching us on the web. official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami now stands at more than 1800 but the number will rise as rescuers reach more hard hit areas. a news agency reports about 2000 bodies were found in just two areas on the northeast coast today. one of those areas about 10,000 people are still missing. the full extent of the disastrous aftermath is not yet clear but it to be the most extensive expensive quicken history. experts say that losses from the quake tsunami in fire wall " that least $100 billion. . >> major complications pleading three reactors at a nuclear power plant and that is raising fears of a meltdown. another reactor lost its cooling capabilities after a blast at the
nations takes brand new action. and here in japan the desperate effort to cool the nuclear contractor. an extension cord more than half a mile long could provide the best chance yet of prevent ago nuclear breakdown. this is breaking news now on fox news channel, i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. >> shepard: they are attacking the problem from the air and the ground. part of the effort to cool down those fuel rods and reactors. >> even as japanese responders continue to do heroic work, we know that the damage to the nuclear reactors poses a substantial risk. >> shepard: and officials say what happens in the hours ahead is absolutely critical. plus, a new move to pull americans out of the danger zone. >> i'm concerned because i really don't know the situation about the radiation. >> shepard: tonight, the escape from japan. and good friday morning from tokyo where there is breaking news at the fukushima nuclear plant. multiple reports now indicate crews have successfully hooked up an emergency power cable to one of the plant's reactors. they have call it unit 2. we are waiting for
>>> we've learned a diplomat is confirming radio active fallout from japan has reached southern california. but we have the reason why bay area residents should not be concerned. >>> there's still disturbing overnight news from japan. the big change in the nuclear threat level. >>> also, why this is a nerve- racking morning for thousands of bay area parents. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's friday, march 18th. >>> rain falling in parts of the bay area, windy out there and the big storm is on the way, right, steve? >> that's correct. we've had pockets of moderate rain and then we'll get areas where it's cloudy and the rain lets out. it's already moving in towards mendocino county and for the bay, it's beginning to show itself across the coast. there's area where the rain has picked up, especially towards napa and down towards rodeo and cordelia. south bay had a little bit of rain. looks like it's let up. on the peninsula, there's one band that went through. there's still plenty to come. this front will give us mo
>>> good morning, overnight japan increased the severity of the nuclear accident. all of this as the death toll reaches staggering numbers. >>> we are live in berkeley where radiation detectors are noticing small parts of radiation. >>> old man winter doesn't want to let go. >>> we are getting a little bit of a break in a rain. as steve mentioned we have the wet weather, we have the high surf, we have the winter weather advisory on the way. we'll give you a live look at conditions. coming up. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us it's friday march 18th i'm pam cook. >> it's friday i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. here is steve. >>> thank you very much. it's windy. there have been pockets of moderate to heavy rain. some of the cells coming over and waiting for this ban to come by. there has been pretty heavy rainiest specially down toward marin county. look at it right there. also wind and rain but for other areas we are seeing a break but there is pretty good rain on the peninsula. let's go down there on the line that stretches from half-moo
grows in japan over radiation leaking from that new clear power plant. the steps japanese authorities are now telling people to take. >>> plus some good news amid all the tragedy in japan where rescuers found a woman alive four days after that earthquake and tsunami. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's tuesday march 15th. i'm pam cook. sounds like we could get some rain this week. let's check in with steve paulson for details. >>> we will. good morning, pam. heaviest amounts will be to the north. we have a cloudy pattern. mild low 60s, mid-60s few upper 50s on the coast. north bay leading edge of the system is beginning to move in. here's sal. >>> steve, right now traffic on the golden gate bridge looks good heading to the toll plaza no major problems as you drive south. also on the san mateo bridge traffic is light heading to foster city. back to the desk. >>> all right. we begin with overnight news. san francisco police are now looking for suspects in a terrifying shooting right outside a mission district bar. ktvu's
>> the death toll officially climbing in japan. with dozens of people still missing workers are still doing their best to fend off a nuclear meltdown. . >> all that adding to the region feared, just today after another reactor fire at thithe same pla. japanese authorities are trying to calm any fears but cannot rule but the possibility of a meltdown. experts are not seen encouraging signs. . >> this situation is not under control. and yet their casing what i would be considered desperate measures to get control back mud japanese prime minister calling the 9.0 earthquake and the following tsunami the company'zero countrs worst . >> some big news is just a night out of decatur. a company pledging to under $15 million in cash donatindonation . >> @ mazak corp. manufacturing plants and schaumburg are lining tell the people of japan . >> works now under way to get technical support teams from schaumburg to the quake and the tsunami ravaged nation. and the japanese economy running again. mazak parent company is based in japan it's cl has traveled there some 60 times. like a lot of
. >>> in japan, rescue workers are using chain saws and hand picks to dig out bodies in japan's devastated coastal region. as mary ann rafferty shows us, there was a second explosion at a nuclear plant. we can take a look at some of the photos here coming in. we are having trouble with mary ann's audio. we'll pass that along to you in a little bit. the fairfax county urban search and rescue team on the ground in japan with other humanitarian aid on the way. their mission is to help people found out at sea in addition to under the rubble. american navy bases are close to the quake zone helping with efforts there. the u.s. sent one other urban search and rescue team. that team is from los angeles. of course, our coverage will be online on let's check back in with mary ann after -- rafferty with a look at japan. >> there was a loud bang followed by white smoke and a third reactor of the power planted. it is likely that a hydrogen explosion occurred. >> reporter: authorities have been frantically trying to cool the plant down following a system failure in the wake of a massive ea
by the moment in japan as more radiation is spewing in the atmosphere from the damaged nuclear plant. david piper in the air base west of tokyo. good morning, david. >> martha: the nuclear crisis is a dangerous level now. the fukushima nuclear complex has had a number of a explosion and they are saying it is moving to a dangerous level and the international nuclear agency said that fire started in a storage plant that spent nuclear fuel. japanese officials told them the fire was out now because they reportedly had help from the u.s. military. radiation leveled have sored around the complex. japanese authorities told people to seal doors and winnows and stay in home and avoid going out at all. japanese prime minister said radiation is released from the three reactors from the nuclear plant and a high risk of more radiation coming out. reactors are over heat raising the risk. japan has imposed a no fly zone over the plant. high levels of radiation in tokyo and now reportedly dropping. but just outside of tokyo there are above the normal level by 10 times. back to you in the studio. >> martha:
>> with each passing hour the scope of the disaster grows, japan has even more people missing and the threat of a nuclear meltdown continues. >> aid from the u.s. and other countries has arrived, and more help is on the way. the death toll and japan continues to climb. japan's prime minister is calling it the country's worst crisis since world war two, more than 10,000 people are feared dead from the earthquake in tsunami and thousands are still missing. >> he knows where his children are but his wife is not been found yet. >> there are incredible images of survival. on the ground, workers continue to go through rubble but with each passing hour the chances of finding people alive dwindle. >> i decided to make every effort to survive. >> in the hardest-hit areas there is little food and water and limited electricity. power will be rationed off, a desperate situation worsened by the threat of a possible nuclear meltdown. it has caused widespread evacuation. japanese officials have upgraded the earthquake's magnitude to nine. bow. this could be the most expensive disaster in mod
>>> japan's nuclear nightmare growing even more desperate this morning as a cloud of smoke forms above the crippled daiichi power station, a sign that the containment vessel may have been breached. we're following the latest minute-by-minute developments on this "american morning." >>> welcome, again, thanks for being with us. >> a lot to cover this morning. in japan, the number of dead and the level of fear are rising fast. here are the latest developments in what is likely to be the costliest natural disaster the world has ever witnessed. more than 3,700 have been killed. close to 8,000 people are missing following friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. >> japanese officials fear it may have been caused by a breach in the containment vessel of reactor number three. officials are now bringing in helicopters to drop water into a cooling pond through the damaged roof of the reactor hoping to slow or stop any meltdowns. >>> for several hours last night, things grew so tense at the power plant, work was suspended and everyone there was told to evacuate. now, they've now retu
, where simple goodness begins. >>> off the top, the earthquake in japan overnight. there are tsunami warnings across the pacific from russia to california. good morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. we want to go straight to our top story. there is now a major rescue operation in tokyo and other cities. authorities say there are no leaks from nuclear plants so far. >> tens of thousands of people stranded in trains in tokyo. we are all getting reports of at least 32 deaths. that number expected to go up though. the 8.9 earthquake, the largest to hit japan in 100 years. the government now calling for international assistance. look at all those cars there in the water with the boats. the u.s. ambassador in japan says the united states is ready to help. >> the pictures coming from there absolutely increedible. the big story for us here at home, the heavy rain that we had in the last 24 to 48 hours. here is a live look from canal road which is closed and it remains closed this morning as a result of flooding and mudslides in that area. we still have a lot of po
the no-fly zone over libya. >>> an update now on the disaster in japan. members of the nuclear regulatory commission met yesterday at its headquarters in rockville. they say the situation at a damaged nuclear plant in japan appears to be stabilizing. officials are working to restore power to the cooling systems but that could steak a few more weeks because of the extensive damage caused by the deadly 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. more than 450,000 people have been displaced from that and the death toll could top 18,000. a virginia woman's body has been found in the rub all of a building in japan too. 4-year-old taylor anderson was killed during the earthquake and tsunami. anderson was a took placer from chesterfield county and she was in japan teaching english. governor bob mcdonald says anderson personified the self- 'sness and sense of duty that americans serving abroad have become known for and his thoughts and prayers go out to her family. >>> new details about the murder inside the lululemon store in bethesda. the accused killer brittany norwood and in court yesterday for the first tim
and slaughtering his people. now new signs the u.s. navy is ready to take action. and the crisis in japan. experts raise the threat level now amid severe damage at the nuclear plant at fukushima. a high probability of significant public exposure even death. i'm serpd smith live in new york. the news starts now. >> helicopters, water canons, they tried fire hoses. now, it may be time to try something else. tonight, exploring the chernobyl option. is libya backing down? after the united nations okayed a no-fly zone, the regime reportedly declared a cease-fire. what's really going on on the ground. >> this is a fluid and dynamic situation. >> once more, my maury qaddafi has a choice. >> tonight, is is qaddafi playing games and is it time to use force? >> shepard: first from fox this friday night, a fox news alert the libyan government denies that military forces plan to enter the rebel held strong hold of benghazi in the eastern part of that country. this, an official admits that the army in that area but says that their presence does not violate the cease-fire that tripoli announced earlier today. >
of the earthquake in japan. but the live ramifications of that coming to the bay area as you take a look at the pictures here. skyline boulevard near 92 in san mateo county where dozens and p higher ground anticipating the tsunami that will be hitting the pacific coast in about an hour from now. good morning, everybody. taupg thank you for joining us. i'm brent cannon. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we have complete coverage right here, right now. >> we have been showing you all the aftermath from the earthquake in japan. we have been talking about the tsunami that generated a massive tsunami where the september enter epicenter occurred. >> 200 to 300 people he died bewept through. >> the sum nam tsunami hit around 5:00 this morning in hawaii. we have a tsunami warning in effect for us this morning. we'll go to christina loren for more on that. >>> good morning to you. we are just about 23 minutes out from the anticipated arrival of the first wave to crescent city. it could be anywhere between six and eight feet in height. we'll continue to watch that for you. my concern is when we see the
to the desk. >>> thank you. japan's prime minister went on television today to tell 140,000 people living near an earthquake damaged nuclear power plant stay indoors. that's as conditions continue to deteriorate at that nuclear plant. there have been at least three explosions at the plant. elevated levels of radiation have been detected in the surrounding areas. one bright spot for the rescuers today, a 70-year-old woman was found alive four days after that disaster struck. the woman was found inside of her house. it had been washed away by the tsunami. she was suffering from hypothermia but she was conscious. we'll have more on the crisis in japan coming up in just a couple minutes. >>> in overnight news, san francisco police are looking for suspects in a shooting outside a crowded bar in the mission district. ktvu's allie rasmus tells us five people were injured. allie, any word on what led up to the shooting? >> reporter: pam, police haven't identified a motive in this case. however, police spokesman says they are looking into the possibility that this shooting may have been gang-related an
japan's fourth reactor in crisis. rising raw radiation levels. new reports that helicopters are dropping water on that plant. . >> trying to figure out exactly what scorn on and that japanuclr plant . >> experts here in the state's main timeworn of an creasing risk of nuclear dangers . >> the u.s. putting unmanned military drums over japan's nuclear sites to get a clearer picture from above. on the ground on japan heroic workers at the reactor site continue their on-again off-again task of trying to reduce the nuclear threat. tonight dozens of refugees in shelters are being tested for possible contamination and rescue teams searched the snell for survivors. . >> in fact it's very much an international problem many countries advising their citizens to leave japan as quickly as possible. in the face of a possible nuclear meltdown. and this country the source of it heated debate on capitol hill. . >> right now according to your executive director you are doing nothing new. i haven't heard anything appeared i look at what germany is doing a look at what switzerland is due when n
>>> why roughly 500 members of military families from japan are choosing to leave and rush return -- and return to the united states. >>> scattered showers. try that again. scattered showers out there right now. does this lead to more rain tonight and tomorrow? >>> plus caught off by a rock slide. see how many people are stranded in their homes. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday march 22nd i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. here is steve. >> we do have cloudy skies. light rain showers around. nothing too heavy right now. it is a sign of things to come for later on. just hit and miss like take a little paint brush and flicking it there. you can see a couple showers there on the caldecott tunnel. skyline and also toward m rain county. the rain and wind will pick up. look for a cloudy to mostly cloudy stayday. here is sal. >>> right now traffic looks good on westbound 92 heading out to the high-rise. see the live picture of the san mateo bridge it looks pretty nice. and this mornings drive looks okay on highway 101. a comple
is happening over in libya, north africa, the middle east, and you have to throw japan in the picture as well. on word of the ceasefire we did indeed see crude oil futures turn lower by a couple of dollars even. now we've seen them completely take a reverse course. oil prices are higher. over a hundred dollars a barrel. now we are topping 101 thrarz a barrel. we had been as high as $103 and change overnight. obviously there is a lot of doubt right now over whether or not moammar gadhafi really means business here, whether he's going to stick to his word. the oil markets shall starting to doubt that a little bit. that's why we see prices turning higher. jenna you also have to throw japan into the picture. you have all these economists and analysts weighing in on whether or not the rebuilding and restructuring efforts over in japan will eventually lead to more demand nor oil. immediately after the earthquake and tsunami we saw oil prices retreat on the fact that that country may not need as much energy in the short term. now these markets are starting to look longer terms not only at libya and
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